Lowville Village Band is inviting area musicians to participate in the A Celebration of Christmas Concert.

The Lowville Village Band and Lowville Jazz Orchestra are presenting a Christmas Concert on Saturday evening December 7 at 7 PM in the Lowville Academy and Central School Auditorium. (Snow date is Sunday afternoon December 8 at 2 PM.) The director is A.J. McCall.

Area musicians are invited to join the band in this performance. There are no auditions and we know you will enjoy your experience playing with the village band. Rehearsals are scheduled for Sundays November 17, 24 and December 1 from 3 to 4:30 PM. Rehearsal will be held at the Lowville Central School auditorium or band room. It is recommended that you park in the trinity Avenue parking lot near the small greenhouse. On the date of the concert the band will rehearse and warm up at 5:45 PM (snow date schedule 12:45 PM) prior to the concert. For more information contact director A.J. McCall (376-8971)

Cape Vincent

The Cape Vincent Christmas Committee has several fun filled events scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8th. The Annual Christmas Parade begins at 2:00 pm from Kanady St. down Broadway. Several businesses and local organizations will be entering floats and units in the parade to bring in the holiday season and of course, Santa Claus and the Mrs. will be in the parade as well.  Please look for the wagons that will be collecting non perishable canned/boxed/ hygiene goods along the parade route for the Cape Vincent Community Food Pantry. Immediately following the parade, coffee, hot chocolate and donuts will be served at Aubrey’s Inn on the corner of Broadway and James Streets.  Mr. and Mrs. Santa will be in attendance to visit with the children. After the parade the Cape Vincent Fire Hall will be the location of children’s activities including pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, story time with the Library and Christmas crafts and a coloring contest with prizes sponsored by Riverside Preschool. Riverside Preschool will also hold a raffle and bake sale from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  There will be a family hayride starting at 4:30 pm from the fire hall with caroling around town. There will be a Spaghetti Dinner at Aubrey’s Inn to benefit the Christmas Committee from 4:30 pm until 7:00 pm.


  The Thousand Islands Young Leaders Organization’s (TIYLO) 5th Annual Christmas Masquerade Ball will be held December 6, 2013 from 8pm to midnight at the Bonnie Castle Resort in Alexandria Bay. 

Tickets for the event are available for $35 per person presale or for $40 per person at the door.

  This is a formal event; ladies are encouraged to pull out that favorite special occasion dress, and for the gentlemen, it’s anywhere from suit to tux, jackets are a must!  Entertainment will be provided by Nik Lite of Nik and the Nice Guys, who have previously played at Super Bowls, toured extensively and even played for past Presidents! The event will also feature a cash bar, catered hors d’ouevres and a silent auction. To help capture memories of all this fun, a photo booth will be available, courtesy of James Bass Photography.

  This year our goals are to have 300 people attend the event and raise $10,000 to donate back into the local communities. All Proceeds will directly benefit children and families in the area whose needs are higher than ever before.  Beneficiaries of all the proceeds will include, but may not be limited to: The “Clayton Christmas Fund”, a fundraiser conducted by the Clayton Sons of the American Legion Squadron #821 and the local Boy Scout Troop #46 as well as local food pantries in Clayton, Alex Bay, and Hammond and the Alex Bay Backpack Program. The Clayton Christmas fund provides baskets of food and non-perishable items, as well as grocery store gift cards, to needing families during the holiday season.



 Tree Lighting ceremony and parade in Watertown tonight on Public Square at 6pm.


Check out these great events in Clayton:

Saturday, December 7th
19th Annual Juried Craft Show, 10am – 4pm
Clayton K of C Hall
Two floors of juried crafts with something for everyone. Basket raffles and door prizes to benefit the Thousand Islands Museum. Contact Sharon Bourquin 315-686-5794 or email info@timuseum.org.

Saturday, December 7th
Christmas Activities at the Library, 10am – 2pm

Hawn Memorial Library
Children’s Crafts with Free Horse and Carriage rides!

Saturday, December 7th
St. Mary’s Holiday Food Fair, 11am – 2pm
St. Mary’s Church

Food Fair with over 40 dishes to sample! Packaged holiday foods for sale. ($7 adult) Children’s craft room and free hot dog’s. Santa will be there for photos ($3) Raffle with cash prizes! 686-3398

Saturday, December 7th
Santa Central at the Clayton Opera House, 12pm – 3pm

Clayton Opera House
Take a break from your holiday shopping and wanderings through the village and stop by the Opera House to warm-up with a hot cocoa while the kids jump for joy in the “bouncy house.” Other activities include a holiday craft station where kids of all ages can express their artistic side and maybe make a gift or two.

Saturday, December 7th
51st Annual Christmas Parade & Fireworks Display, 6pm – 10pm
Downtown Clayton

The theme this year is “A Night at the Movies!”